Monday, August 2, 2010


Stradford-upon-Avon is a lovely town well-known for its famous former resident: William Shakespeare.

It has a river running through it .....

And one of its most notable attractions is the church where Shakespeare is buried:

Holy Trinity Church -- place of William Shakespeare's Burial

Another must-stop is the Guildhall:
Take a close look, and you'll see original albeit faded paintings of the town's history.

This chapel has allegedly been kept the same as it was during Shakespeare's time. It was built by the Guild of the Holy Cross in the fourteenth century.

It's also a place filled with tourists!
While there are plenty of locally-owned shops, there are also plenty of high streets' best known retailers and restaurateurs. A bit strange for a town filled with very, very old buildings and so much history!

And what would a charming English town be without a bit of punting?



Dee said...

Another lovely walk! Thanks, Ashli.

t marie said...

Oh so charming. I want to visit.

Cbell said...

OHHHHHH... now THIS brings back memories!! I have been here. I walked those streets and went through the market and did not nearly appreciate the beauty of it, as I was a mere 16 years old. But wow. I have great memories there!!

Heather said...

LOVE it, Ash.

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